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1: Possum Bourne update - Tuesday

Medical staff at Dunedin General Hospital remain comfortable that Possum Bourne's condition is where they would expect it to be at this stage of his treatment.

2: Images: Playing Card Deck Shows Way To Regime Change

In the wake of the U.S.'s "pre-emptive" destruction of Iraq, her people, and her culture, the Trade Regulation Organization is issuing a "55 most wanted" playing-card deck ( similar to the one that the Pentagon issued two weeks ...

3: Possum Bourne update - Monday

Goodwill messages continue to flood in at the Possum Bourne website and via fax. Messages can be left at the website on the message board, or faxed to 09 238 5737.

4: Possum Bourne update - Sunday

New Zealand's top rally driver Possum Bourne today remains in a serious but stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit of Dunedin Hospital, New Zealand, following a traffic accident on Friday.

5: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

6: Judith Miller reveals Raiders won 2003 Super Bowl

We are grateful to Dennis Hans (see bio below) for bringing to our attention the latest blockbuster scoop by Judith Miller, the embedded super-reporter of the New York Times.

7: Deck of Cards Helps Identify Regime's Most Wanted

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2003 – Coalition forces in Iraq are using a specially created deck of 55 playing cards to identify the "most wanted" members of Saddam Hussein's regime.

8: A Bush Administration Enron-doer Bites The Dust

Today Army Secretary Thomas E. White submitted his resignation as Secretary of the Army. The effective date of his resignation is to be determined, and the announcement was made with a minimum of fanfare.

9: Scoop Cartoon: G.I. Joe Millionaire

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10: Saddam Hussein 'May' Be Dead or Severely Injured

WASHINGTON – "Some evidence" suggests Saddam Hussein may have died in air strikes that opened Operation Iraqi Freedom, President Bush said April 24.

11: Iraqis Organize to Oppose U.S. Military Occupation

After Costly War, Iraqis Quickly Organize to Oppose U.S. Military Occupation - Interview with Wade Hudson, member of the Iraq Peace Team, conducted by Scott Harris

12: Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq

The following feedback has been received from Scoop readers in response to our decision to publish graphic pictures from Al Jazeera showing the true horror of war.

13: Bernard Weiner: U.S. Iraq Policy for Dummies

What with Shia and Sunni and Ba'ath and imams and Syria and Abu Mazer and WMDs, it's no wonder many are confused in this post-Iraq-war period. Time once again to turn to that franchised series of books for easy-to-comprehend answers to difficult questions.

14: U.S. Hegemony: The Dynamics Of Global Power

The United States has failed to persuade the world to support its quest for global hegemony. The belief that America is the "indispensable nation" that needs to continually expand its sphere of influence has been met with resistance from many, both inside ...

15: The Role Of Media In The Second Gulf War

While preparing this morning for this talk I was listening to the latest radio news bulletins and reading this morning's paper, and I think we can now say with some confidence that the New Zealand media's focus on Iraq has come to an end. However ...

16: Govt hiding full story over apology

The offence Prime Minister Helen Clark has caused in Washington with her critical comments on the coalition war effort in Iraq was clearly more serious than the public in New Zealand had realised, National Leader Bill English says.

17: Questions Of The Day

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: What actions has the Government taken as a result of the 2000 Inquiry into the Electricity Industry, the 2001 electricity crisis, and the electricity governance establishment project, and will these actions ...

18: Hard News 28/04/03: Paranoid

Neil Morrison is "sad" to see me "wasting time on conspiracy theories" - to wit, the suggestion that the highly symbolic toppling of Saddam's statue in Firdus Square had the whiff of stage-management.

19: Eco-Economy: Rebels vs. The Tory Establishment

America is earth's Eldorado. She came to be such because of ambitious men and women of drive and ability that knew no such word as fail, visionaries who were willing to gamble precious years of their lives today on a dream for tomorrow.

20: HARD NEWS 28&29/04/03 – Compulsory Reading

Two reasons you should check out today's Public Address postings. One is that they're quite good - the Rumsfeld story in Fortune needs to be read to be believed, and I'm quite pleased to have located a few Internet artefacts related to the original graphical ...

21: Secretary Of The Army Thomas E. White Resigns

Secretary Thomas E. White today submitted his resignation as Secretary of the Army. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld expressed his appreciation to Secretary White for his long and able service to the country, first as a career U.S. Army officer ...

22: “Legal” dioxin levels at Auckland Airport

Auckland, Tuesday 29 April 2003 – Auckland airport’s “legal” levels of dioxin will not protect the community from these poisonous chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects and endometriosis, Greenpeace said today, as it shut down the facility.

23: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

24: Data Problems for Oncology Waiting Times

The Ministry of Health is working with District Health Boards to resolve issues surrounding the new way waiting times for cancer treatment are being recorded, spokesperson Dr Colin Feek said today.

25: Short-sighted U.S. Foreign Policy - Trouble Ahead

U.S. foreign policy is as astounding in its fallibility as it is in its short sightedness. The Bush administration's plans for Iraq are faltering primarily due to incompetence, cultural ignorance, and ethnocentricity.

26: Possum Bourne's Condition As At 7pm - Monday 28

Possum suffered a severe brain injury at the initial incident on Friday 18 April and has been managed very actively until now.

27: Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

28: A Populace has Lost its Head, Heart & Direction

Argentina's Presidential Election: A Populace that has Lost its Head, Heart and Compass Direction

29: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for April 25

STATE DEPARTMENT 1 Letter from Secretary Powell to Foreign Minister Palacio 15 Secretary Powell s Call to Foreign Secretary Straw 15 Secretary Powell s Call to Foreign Minister de Villepin 15 Secretary Powell s Call to Foreign Minister Kawaguchi 15-16 Secretary ...

30: Possum Bourne's Family Remain At His Side

Statement from Murray Brown, general manager of Possum Bourne Motorsport, on behalf of the Bourne family.

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